Efterklang have been one of our favourite bands for a long time, enthralling us with their marvelous genre transcending compositions. Their latest release, Leaves – The Colour of Falling, a collaborative opera album with Karsten Fundal, was one of our Album Picks of 2016, but they hadn’t released a full-length album since 2012’s magnificent Piramida. The good news is the trio of childhood friends Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg are back with a new album entitled Altid Sammen, which means “Always Together”. The album´s idea was first seeded when Antwerp-based baroque ensemble B.O.X approached Efterklang to compose material for a joint performance at a Belgian festival in January 2018. “We walked offstage feeling super-elevated,” said the trio’s Stolberg. “Let’s get into a studio and document this.”
Altid Sammen will see the light of day on September 20th though 4AD & Rumraket, but they are already enticing us with the gorgeous opening track ‘Vi er uendelig’ (“We are infinite”). The single comes with an accompanying video directed by Andreas Koefoed and featuring the band’s own Casper Clausen and Helena Christensen.
In other related good news, and in support of the upcoming album, Efterklang have announced an extensive European tour throughout this year and with several dates spilling into 2020. Kicking off on September 21st at Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, the tour also includes a show at Porto´s Hard Club on October 24th. Check a full list of dates and other info here.